The man who attacked a Las Vegas judge during his sentencing has now been charged by a grand jury with attempted murder
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A man jumped over a court bench and He attacked a judge in Nevada During a sentencing hearing in Las Vegas last month, which was captured on a courtroom video that went viral, he has now been indicted on attempted murder.
A grand jury returned the nine-count indictment against Deobra Redden, 30, in Las Vegas on Thursday. He is scheduled to be arraigned on February 29.
Clark County District Court Judge Mary Kay Holthus was about to sentence Redden in the attempted battery case on Jan. 3 when he lunged at her on the bench.
Courtroom cameras recorded Holthus’s clerk and court marshal fighting with Redden to restrain him in the wild video that was widely viewed on the Internet and social media posts. A week later Judge Holthus He was sentenced to up to four years in prison to the battery charge to which he pleaded guilty in November.
The new attempted murder indictment alleges that Redden attacked Holthus by “grabbing her, pulling her hair, placing his hands around her throat, and/or striking her in the head in an unknown manner and means.” He is also accused of “punching, kicking and/or shoving” a Las Vegas police officer.
The attorney who represented Redden at the preliminary hearing did not immediately return a phone message seeking comment Saturday.
Redden’s adoptive mother, Karen Springer; LaDonna Daniels and her older sister told reporters outside court last month that Redden had been diagnosed with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, though court records show he was found competent to stand trial.
Clark County Prosecutor Steve Wolfson said at the time that Redden’s adult criminal history included convictions for three felonies and nine misdemeanors, most of which involved acts of violence.
(Tags for translation)Attempted Murder